Royal Caribbean is the last to announce that its planned New Orleans winter cruising schedule has been canceled. Grandeur of the Seas will instead move to Tampa, where it will sail four- and five-night Western Caribbean itineraries beginning December 3.
The move marks not only a change in seasonal homeport but also in itinerary, as the ship had been scheduled to cruise seven-night trips.
Its four-night sailing will call at Cozumel. Five-night trips will visit Costa Maya and Cozumel. The ship will sail a handful of special seven-nighters as it begins its spring repositioning -- one in the Western Caribbean on April 22, another to San Juan on April 29. Ultimately Grandeur will head north to Baltimore for its already-announced summer season.
Options for folks booked on Grandeur's scuppered New Orleans cruises include:
One of the four- or five-night Grandeur sailings from Tampa, or Splendour of the Seas out of Galveston, or Enchantment of the Seas from Ft. Lauderdale. Those who rebook on Grandeur will receive a partial refund and a $150 per-stateroom credit. Those who rebook on Splendour or Enchantment will get the partial refund and $100 credit.